Sunday, July 23, 2017

Algebra Is Too Hard?

FLG objects.  Or at the very least is deeply skeptical.  

He is definitely open to the idea that a course in statististics and probability might be more useful for citizenship, but in his experience it appears that too often the replacement course in stats is far less rigorous than the algebra course in level of effort and difficulty.  If the course works up to the ability for the student to understand and interpret the results of a liner regression by the end, then that's probably good enough.  

Actually, now that FLG thinks about it, his economic stats course required not algebra but calculus.   So, maybe he is still aiming too high.

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